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Sabal 'blackburniana' update/growth

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To anyone interested, my original thread is located HERE.

I thought I would give a separate update on how this palm obtained from Phil at Jungle Music has performed here in its first ~1.5years.

Last year we had a pretty rough blast (compared to the norm) as did most of the country. Our low was 15F and 36 hours below freezing. Since this was the first winter in the ground I threw a layer or two of cheap (green) frost cloth over it with no added heat. There were some strange discoloration to the frond leaf tips but nothing that lasted for any length of time. 

Anyway, here is an update of it in the ground now for almost a year and a half. 

 

On March 9th 2020 right after planting:

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And today August 25th 2021with details:

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Allen

That palm is really growing well!

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

Looks like similar growth rate for my Sabal Riverside which I also got from @Phil Jungle Music , nice growing

T J 

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teddytn

@Dartolution that’s amazing growth, literally looks like a different plant

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Swolte

Hah, nice work, mine hasn't grown much (about similar time in the ground)! How much do you water it? (That is my problem!). 

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DCA_Palm_Fan

Looking good!  Great growth!   There are so many "cultivar" "names" now I cant keep track.  Is this a Minor? or is it a tree Sabal?   

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Dartolution

@OC2Texaspalmlvr I've wondered if this is a true blackburniana since late last year. Its still hard to tell, but each new frond seems to become more costapalmate and recurved somewhat. 

@Swolte It is on drip (with 3 adjustable micro emitters around it), which is set to run for 10 mins every other day. However - we have had an extremely wet growing season this year and I have only had to use the drip irrigation a handful of times. 

@DCA_Palm_Fan 'Blackburniana' is a bit of an enigma. Its does form an above ground trunk with time - and is said to be a good grower that resembles a very robust palmetto. The leaf color is a bluegreen in person (not sure if that picks up in photos or not). I've often wondered if its a domingensis or bermudana. Perhaps @PalmatierMeg may have some insight? 

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Allen
3 minutes ago, Dartolution said:

@OC2Texaspalmlvr I've wondered if this is a true blackburniana since late last year. Its still hard to tell, but each new frond seems to become more costapalmate and recurved somewhat. 

@Swolte It is on drip (with 3 adjustable micro emitters around it), which is set to run for 10 mins every other day. However - we have had an extremely wet growing season this year and I have only had to use the drip irrigation a handful of times. 

@DCA_Palm_Fan 'Blackburniana' is a bit of an enigma. Its does form an above ground trunk with time - and is said to be a good grower that resembles a very robust palmetto. The leaf color is a bluegreen in person (not sure if that picks up in photos or not). I've often wondered if its a domingensis or bermudana. Perhaps @PalmatierMeg may have some insight? 

it does seem to be growing much faster and bulkier than my pure palmetto.   it is definitely some palmetto or hybrid as the midrib and curved fronds show.  

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10 hours ago, Allen said:

it does seem to be growing much faster and bulkier than my pure palmetto.   it is definitely some palmetto or hybrid as the midrib and curved fronds show.  

I believe @PalmatierMeg claims regular palmetto is the slowest growing sabal in her yard. I don't believe she has S.Birmingham which is the slowest sabal hands down. 

T J 

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Dartolution

Its my understanding that blackburniana can also be a synonym for sabal bermudana. Does anyone reading this have experience with bermudana as a young palms? 

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